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1983 Château Talbot (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Château Talbot chateau-talbot.com   details
Appellation: Saint-Julien - Médoc - France (4ème Cru Classé)
Type: red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot - Cabernet Franc
Maturity: Mature
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: n/a
 
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rated (1982 vintage, 750ml bottle) : April 27, 2008 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
93 points "- June 2000 - One of the great Talbots, the 1982 exhibits a dark garnet/purple color as well as spectacular aromatics consisting of melted licorice, briny olives, black currants, aged beef, new saddle leather, and cherry liqueur. Powerful and full-bodied, with spectacular concentration, it is not dissimilar from its sibling, the prodigious 1982 Gruaud-Larose. This exotic effort possesses a level of "brett" that tasters weaned on sterile, new world wines will find objectionable. However, a touch of "brett" can add complexity, as it does with this 1982 Talbot. - Oct 97 - (96) The wine tastes fully mature, although it is revealing no signs of color degradation. My best guess is that this wine should easily hold for another 10-15+ years. It has been delicious since the late eighties, exhibiting a saturated, nearly opaque purple/garnet color, a huge nose of black truffles, licorice, herbs, meat, new saddle leather, and gloriously sweet black fruit. Full-bodied, yet surprisingly supple and fleshy, with huge quantities of chewy fruit, this is a corpulent wine. The finish is all glycerin, fruit, and alcohol, although there must be some tannin lurking behind these components. There have been some great Talbots - 1945, 1953, and 1986 - but I do not think there has ever been a more satisfying or complex Talbot than the 1982. This is one of the most seductive, complex, and hedonistic 1982s for drinking between now-2010." Best 2000-2012
rated (1985 vintage, 750ml bottle) : May 12, 2007 , from a member
89 points "This is 4th growth, sibling of Gruard-Larose. The 1985 is a down sixzed versionof the 1982 and is now flattering to taste and drink. Very deep in color with ripe, rich berry like fragrance. Supple, fleshy, medium bodied wine has loads of fruit, smooth graceful."
rated (1986 vintage, 750ml bottle) : March 29, 2010 , dmarano
96 points "It's my gut feeling that the 1986 is, along with the 1982, the finest Talbot made at this estate since the legendary 1945. The fact that there are 40,000 cases of this wine is good news for the consumer, as there will be plenty to go around. The wine, which has been so special since the first taste from cask, is classically structured, with a penetrating fragrance of peppery, spicy, weedy black currants and tar, an enormous concentration of flavor on the palate, and staggering length. The tannins are noticeable, but they are ripe tannins, somewhat softer than those found in many of the 1986 Medocs. In comparison with stablemate Gruaud-Larose, the Talbot is more developed and flattering to taste today. This should prove to be an extraordinarily long-lived wine, and, as are virtually all the Cordier wines, a marvelous value for your money. Anticipated maturity: Now-2020. Last tasted, 9/97" Best 1997-2020
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